Monthly Archives: August 2015

Getting professional help

I was really pleased to finally do a post after not posting for over two years. Consistancy is the  most important thing in Blogging and Social Media they say. I was aware that I was falling down badly on that most important part. Then once again, the Universe provided me with just what I needed when I needed it, an email saying that WordPress was running Blogging 101 for free. My loyal readers will remember that Free is my favourite price. I am getting professional help and once again pushing myself outside of my comfort zone.

Which is why I am posting again in record breaking time. This is my first assignment; post about myself, my blog and why I’m doing a blog. Here we go; I’m an artist, entrepreneur, health and wellness advisor, gardener, wife and lover of life living in New Zealand. I was born and raised on the otherside of the world in the US. I have lots of knowledge and opinions and a blog seems like a good place to share those things. I like giving practical advice about things to eat that may make you healthier. “Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food.” One of the early clever guys said. My blog is called AuntBeetle because I was called Beetle Bug as a child. It was one of those nicknames that stuck. My nephews and their families call me Aunt Beetle. I’m Aunt Beetle and I’m here to share some info and ideas with you.

One persons weed is another’s gourmet treat

image    Miners salad2

Miner’s lettuce, a yummy weed and Miner’s lettuce all dressed up with feta, activated nuts, avocado and dark oak leaf lettuce. So very YUM!

As a gardener I spend a lot of time on my knees pulling out weeds that I don’t want in my garden, but I absolutely adore the edible weeds that arrive in early Springtime. These healthy early arrivals in the garden get me happy and excited. This year I’m so excited to see that Miner’s lettuce is here in my New Zealand garden. It’s a California transplant just like myself. It got its name from the early California Gold Miners who relished it as a first edible green of Spring and a preventer of scurvy. Miner’s lettuce is said to be high in vitamin C, beta-carotene and protein. What a glorious weed that is! Fresh out of the garden and onto the plate this little beauty is going to be so much more powerful than any of the tired old produce that the supermarket has to offer. And it’s my favourite price, free!